Epic Playdate Weekend

This post is brought to you by The New Santa Fe from Hyundai. Click here for information on how to win a trip for four to Los Angeles to attend Hyundai's Epic...

An Evening at the Southside Works Pittsburgh

When was the last time you spent an evening with just one kid? I’ve spent time with my daughter, having tea with Hello Kitty and even traveling to LEGOLAND Florida, but time...

No-Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bars

  With two active kids, I need all the energy I can get. Add in training for a half marathon and working full time, and I’m desperate for energy. When another...

Discovering Dinosaurs at the Museum of Natural History

Dinosaur Discovery Day at the Museum of Natural History at University of Michigan. Want to discover some dinosaurs? We recently checked out Dinosaur Discovery Day — a free event at...

Test Driving the Chevy Malibu

What comes to mind when you think “Mom car”? A station wagon, perhaps, or a big old sedan with room for a whole litter of kids and maybe even...

Wordless Wednesday: Detroit’s Giant Tire

We’re used to seeing tire debris on the sides of urban freeways. But a giant tires? If you’ve driven I-94 near Detroit’s Metro Airport (DTW) you’ve probably seen this...

Discovering the Forest with Kids #ForestChat

I’m not an outdoorsy person – but my kids are. They love exploring the local parks, following animal tracks and picking up leaves and sticks along the path. It’s...

Where to Eat 3 Meals in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fort Wayne is often called the City of Restaurants for its wide variety of eating establishments, and my family and I made an effort to check out as many...

Wordless Wednesday: Super Snowman

We’re back from a relaxing long weekend in northern Michigan ski country. I’ll share more details on that soon, but wanted to get this photo of what we saw...

Spending the Day at Nichols Arboretum in Ann Arbor

Nichols Arboretum and the Huron River in Ann Arbor. Summertime means spending time outdoors; without a huge backyard for the kids to run around, my husband and I often take...

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Castaway Cay, Disney’s Island in the Bahamas

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Pittsburgh Style Pulled Pork Sandwich

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